Every martial art has a foundation way of moving.
A certain idea behind footwork, power generations, and moving the body.
Often captured in a series of techniques or training drills, in the Japanese martial arts this is known as the kihon- basic ways.
In our taijutsu training much of the kihon training comes from the ten ryaku no maki section of training: ukemi, san shin no kata, kihon happo, and kamae.
Both inside and outside of regular class, the movements should be practice and explored every day.
They are the building blocks of taijutsu, and the movements used in passing on the transmission of the Bujinkan martial arts. They allow you to speak and understand what is being shown.
What are the basics in your martial art?